Tech4Dev International Conference. Whilst scientific research can be crucial in guiding innovation and development throughout the world it remains often too detached from reality, particularly in developing and emerging countries. Thus, the challenge is to link scientific research and development practices in order to develop a win-win situation in which science and technologies can assist practitioners as well as reply to social needs.
Tech4Dev International Conference will look at how science and technologies can support both sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in developing and emerging countries. The possibility of a universal tool and policies for science, technology and innovation that could be of assistance in future collaborations will also be introduced.
The conference will offer unique opportunities for the acquisition of skills, information-sharing and networking and will be conducive to-
- Improving research adapted to the beneficiaries;
- Developing better integrated and interdisciplinary research;
This conference will held from 29-31st May 2012 at EPFL in Switzerland, this conference aims to foster links between researchers at EPFL and from all over the world, such as between development researchers and practitioners, namely in the areas of sustainable habitat and cities, ICT and environmental issues, disaster risk reduction and renewable energies.
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